Businessman arrested with Rs.12m in foreign currency

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A Sri Lankan businessman was arrested by Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport today on charges of possessing Rs.12 million worth of foreign currency hidden in his hand luggage, Customs media spokesman Leslie Gamini said.

He said the passenger was awaiting his flight to Singapore at the time of his arrest.

The foreign currency consisted of US Dollars, Kuwaiti Dinars, Qatar Riyals, Sterling Pounds, Saudi Riyals, Euros and UAE Dirhams.

The customs officer said the suspect is a dealer in vehicle spare parts and a resident of Hambantota. (Deepa Adikari)


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  • Machang Madawala Tuesday, 05 February 2013 11:38 AM

    Oooops..

    Very sorry Hambantota.

    The guy whose palm has been oiled had to take a short leave today.

    edward Tuesday, 05 February 2013 11:58 AM

    Its illigal to carry currency and do business , this business people must get jailed terms so none will do it again

    mohideen Wednesday, 06 February 2013 09:45 AM

    Is it The Complete amount Customs confiscate?????????

    roshh Tuesday, 05 February 2013 12:00 AM

    hell in a cell. via DM Android App

    Ryan.honter@gmail.com, cj@sarva.lk Wednesday, 06 February 2013 12:00 AM

    The smuggker is fom Hambantota? All lies, they are all Angels! Just look at the Rajaoakse family for example. See how honest they are. Maybe the busunessman was saving Hambantota! No? via DM Android App

    OMG Wednesday, 06 February 2013 06:42 AM

    In Sri Lanka only VIPs and their private and coordinating secretaries are supposed to possess money.

    Milindha Morahela Wednesday, 06 February 2013 06:53 AM

    Why not name him???????
    The media wants a Free Media to write but now why are they t stating the name of a person who is arrested.The public has a right to know.

    shemru Tuesday, 05 February 2013 12:00 AM

    aiyo salli via DM Android App

    hambastota Wednesday, 06 February 2013 12:00 AM

    his name is Mr. Been via DM Android App

    zamee Tuesday, 05 February 2013 12:00 AM

    good job via DM Android App

    little hon Tuesday, 05 February 2013 12:00 AM

    good work customs via DM Android App

    Ravi Perera Tuesday, 05 February 2013 11:26 AM

    Rs. 12million in "foreign currency" is not a very large amount.


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